Thursday, June 11, 2009


I was going to post about an offender who has been giving us some problems. But he's not really all that interesting.

The man has bad hemorrhoids and he's been making a real ass of himself.

Ooops... did I just say that?

Guess I did. Nothing to do but go on from there.

We have tried to get to the bottom of his complaint, but he just ends up the butt of our jokes. He's being a real pain in the......

Well, you get it. I'll stop now.

Instead of the above drivel, let me tell you about my drive home last night.

It started out as a hot and humid day. As muggy as an oven full of wet bears. I was sweating even before I got down to the house and it didn't get much better from there. There were two lockups sitting on the bench and more on the walk and Peggy Sue was releasing some of hers at the same time. Chuck and I had to hit the ground running just to keep up.

In a nutshell, it sucked. I hate hot humid weather. It doesn't agree with me. If I had my druthers, I'd spend my summers in Alaska. Even if they do have mosquitoes the size of small children.

So after all the craziness had passed, Chuck and I did some rec. We sat out on the rec yard and wondered how long we would be able to keep them out. We could see the lightning coming closer and closer. We got sprinkled on a little bit, but not so bad we had to get raincoats or go inside. It was the lightning we were concerned with.

But we made it. It was a near thing.... the storm got a little close but seemed to be passing us by on one side.

Until it was time to go home, anyway.

As I was walking out of the parking lot it started raining harder and harder. Got pretty wet by the time I got to the truck but no big deal. The wind started picking up and as I was driving out I could see the stop signs shaking around on their poles. Going down the road the wind kept pushing the truck over to the side of the road.

Got onto the highway and the gusts were blowing me back and forth in and out of my lane. And the lightning kept flashing and dazzling me so I drove most of the way home with only one eye open. Had spots in the other one.

Every now and then I would hear a hailstone go "tink!" off of my windshield and every time the lightning flashed I expected to see a tornado. I thought about pulling off the side and waiting a couple of times, but I figured "What the heck?" I'd just try to get home.

I made it home (obviously) in one piece. And I never spotted a tornado. Nasty violent little storm, tho. Had my dogs all upset when I got home. Had to get them out and make them feel safe and give them a treat before they would go back on their beds.

My dogs think I'm a good dad.

And as to the picture at the top, "Stormwatch" is an awesome album. I was listening to it on the way home tonight as a matter of fact. Fitting. If you are a Jethro Tull fan or even if you aren't, this is good music.

Stay dry!


  1. Love the album cover. Good to see you yesterday. I miss the Hive. Should come by and visit more often (when I'm not causing you more work...sorry about that!) Glad you made it home safe.

  2. Peggy Sue- We miss you too. But your replacement is doing an excellent job. Come down some day to visit. As long as you are taking them away and not bringing more, we can deal with that.

  3. I'm glad the new boss is treating you guys right. He's a good man and stands behind his staff. The male version of me. (with bigger boobs!!)